Bill English’s Budget Dominates Week

by Desk Editor on Friday, May 27, 2016 — 3:14 PM

Finance Minister Bill English’s eighth budget dominates the week in the House, culminating in Thursday’s Budget Debate and a battle of wits between Labour leader Andrew Little and the Prime Minister John Key; House accords urgency for the passing of two budget related bills: the Climate Change Response (Removal of Transitional Measure) Amendment Bill and the Customs and the Excise (Tobacco Products – Budget Measures) Amendment Bill; KiwiRail representatives tell Local Government & Environment that the Government’s Resource Legislation Amendment Bill could lead to more level-crossing accidents; Ministry of Health officials make submission to Health Committee on a petition calling for a ban on smoking in cars; Law and Order Committee receives petition calling on the Minister and Commissioner of Police to ensure a Police Officer be resident in the town of Ross on the South Island’s West Coast.

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